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21 best cars for the money

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Vehicles with awesome interiors

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BMW's 428i Gran Coupe: It's a sedan
2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe

BMW's 428i Gran Coupe: It's a sedan

The Gran Coupe has the same dimension as the two-door coupe.
Toyota's little Prius passes the gas test
2014 Toyota Prius C

Toyota's little Prius passes the gas test

This downsized Prius C is smaller than its older namesakes and consumes less gas.
A sports coupe that turns heads
2014 Scion FR-S

A sports coupe that turns heads

The FR-S adds to the formula of affordability and reliability with a healthy dollop of performance.
Plug-in Fusion is shockingly good (but pricey)
2014 Ford Fusion Energi

Plug-in Fusion is shockingly good (but pricey)

The Ford Fusion Energi can rival the best that Europe and Japan have to offer.
New A3 is a premium entry in compact class
2015 Audi A3 Sedan

New A3 is a premium entry in compact class

More and more premium content has been added to subcompact and compact vehicles.
Nissan’s NV200 cargo van: A lighter look at work
2014 Nissan NV200

Nissan’s NV200 cargo van: A lighter look at work

Work space is abundant behind the rear barn doors of the Nissan NV200.
Fiat Arbarth: Can cute also be competitive?
2014 Fiat Abarth

Fiat Arbarth: Can cute also be competitive?

The Fiat Abarth has the horses to run and stay with the big boys.
A Lexus that wants to work
2014 Lexus GX 460 SUV

A Lexus that wants to work

The GX 460 is a throwback, body-on-frame design and therefore a workhorse Lexus capable of some serious off-roading or towing.
Riding the Range (Rover)
2014 Range Rover Supercharged LWB

Riding the Range (Rover)

This Range Rover has limousine-like space in the rear seat (and cavernous cargo space with those rear seats folded flat).
Golf TDI clean-diesel makes going green fun
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Golf TDI clean-diesel makes going green fun

The Golf TDI is one of the standard-bearers for the growing diesel passenger car movement in the Unites States.
Honda Civic: New and somewhat improved
2014 Honda Civic

Honda Civic: New and somewhat improved

The Civic may have missed a few cues, but it is overall an exceptionally attractive compact coupe with an energetic ride.
In the desert with the F-Type Coupe
2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe

In the desert with the F-Type Coupe

From 140 mph, the F-Type Coupe R stops with the serene balance of a hot yoga instructor.
Bentley vs. Mercedes-Benz: The $100,000 question

Bentley vs. Mercedes-Benz: The $100,000 question

Car critic Craig Fitzgerald compares two high-end luxury cars: the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur W12 and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550.
New Macan has SUV layout, Porsche DNA
2015 Porsche Macan

New Macan has SUV layout, Porsche DNA

The crossover/small-SUV market may be derided by purists, but rest assured the Macan is every bit a Porsche.
E-Class bridges old and new
2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC

E-Class bridges old and new

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan has a new appearance for the 2014 model year.
Chrysler's redesigned 200
2015 Chrysler 200

Chrysler's redesigned 200

The 200 finally has a chance to become a player in the midsized market.
Legacy is a WRX wrapped in a sedan's skin
2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i

Legacy is a WRX wrapped in a sedan's skin

The Legacy 2.5i is powered by a double-overhead-cam 2.5-liter Boxer engine.
Toyota Tundra TRD rides like a pro
2015 Toyota Tundra TRD

Toyota Tundra TRD rides like a pro

The TRD Pro includes a vastly upgraded suspension components.
S60 eager to compete on safety, style
2014 Volvo S60

S60 eager to compete on safety, style

Volvo is hoping to gain a lot of customers through aggressive leasing programs in the coming years.
Lexus defines hybrid luxury
2015 Lexus GS450h

Lexus defines hybrid luxury

The hybrid drivetrain combines to make the Lexus GS450h the most powerful car in the GS lineup.
Test-driving a Jag and a Benz

Test-driving a Jag and a Benz

Car critic Bill Griffith takes two high-end luxury cars — the Jaguar XJL and the Mercedes-Benz E250 — for a test drive.
Hyundai Genesis lures luxury shoppers
2015 Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis lures luxury shoppers

A Hyundai trademark is offering loads of content at a lower price point than the competition.
VW Touareg Delivers Efficient Performance
2015 Volkswagen Touareg

VW Touareg Delivers Efficient Performance

As the TDI in the name suggests, this variant of the Touareg is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6. It makes a respectable 240 horsepower, and an impressive 406 pound feet of torque.
Finding the right hybrid for you

Finding the right hybrid for you

The hybrid powertrain has carried the standard for the new green car movement.
Chevy Trax Is small SUV poised for big sales
2015 Chevrolet Trax

Chevy Trax Is small SUV poised for big sales

The Trax was initially launched in Canada and Mexico in 2012 followed by a rollout in Europe. But is it ready for the States?
Town & Country S good for the long haul
2014 Chrysler Town & Country S

Town & Country S good for the long haul

Standard equipment includes the needed (and appreciated) backup camera, rich looking leather seats with cloth inserts, and keyless entry.
2015 Hyundai Genesis delivers all-wheel-drive
2015 Hyundai Genesis

2015 Hyundai Genesis delivers all-wheel-drive

With a V6 engine that boasts AWD and a luxury look that uses the latest technology, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis is ready for New England drivers.
Cadillac Introduces a Classy Electric Hybrid Coupe
2014 Cadillac ELR

Cadillac Introduces a Classy Electric Hybrid Coupe

The 2014 Cadillac ELR is NOT a high-priced Chevrolet Volt. It’s almost nine inches longer, two-and-a-half inches wider, and rides on a longer wheelbase.
Jaguar XF loses 2 cylinders, keeps its claws
2014 Jaguar XF

Jaguar XF loses 2 cylinders, keeps its claws

The V6 engine in the Jaguar XF boasts 340 horsepower and 332 lb./ft. of torque. The Jaguar XF 3.0 will get from 0 to 60 in just 5.7 seconds, same as the V8.
Lexus LX570 is ready for the red carpet
2014 Lexus LX57

Lexus LX570 is ready for the red carpet

The LX570 makes quite a statement when it arrives on the scene. The spindle grille design, which is sharp on smaller Lexus vehicles, is downright loud on the massive front section of the LX570.
Audi Puts an S in SQ5
2014 Audi SQ5

Audi Puts an S in SQ5

The SQ5 is a performance-oriented crossover powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that gets 354 horsepower and 347 lb.-ft. of torque.
Mustang redesigned for global market
2015 Ford Mustang

Mustang redesigned for global market

The redesigned Mustang is intended to appeal to both traditionalists and the now generation.
An American icon returns
2014 Corvette Stingray

An American icon returns

For 2014, Chevrolet has revived the "Stingray" branding, tapping into the history of the second and third generation Corvettes.
BMW introduces a rocket-powered winter-fighter
2014 BMW X5 xDrive50

BMW introduces a rocket-powered winter-fighter

There is plenty of power in the X5, which offers a V-8 engine and spaceship-quality seats.
Nissan Versa delivers good mileage, great price
2014 Nissan Versa Note

Nissan Versa delivers good mileage, great price

This five-door Versa has four major strengths: price, space, exterior styling, and fuel economy
Redesigned Impala conquers full-size market
2014 Chevrolet Impala

Redesigned Impala conquers full-size market

The tenth-generation 2014 Impala sprints to the head of the full-size family sedan pack.
Kia Sorento bypasses crossover stereotypes
2014 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento bypasses crossover stereotypes

The 2014 Sorento receives modest exterior updates, but major improvements beneath the surface.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee improves on perfection
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee improves on perfection

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee features visual updates, new technology, a new diesel engine, and a heap of reasons to call this the best SUV in the world.
Subaru’s 2014 Forester joins the pack
2014 Subaru Forester

Subaru’s 2014 Forester joins the pack

The new Forester is an extremely nice crossover SUV, bringing improved performance, better fuel economy, more interior space, and comfort to the Subaru showroom.